‘Nancy Drew: Girl Dectective’ opens tonight at the Norvell
Opening night for PPT youth production ‘Nancy Drew: Girl Detective’ — Join the cast for a complimentary reception tonight immediately following the opening performance. Adults $12, seniors/students $10. Tickets at 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com. Show dates: May 8-10 and 15-17 at 7:30 p.m., May 11 and 17 at 2:30 p.m. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.
Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville — May 8-18: “Before ‘Oklahoma,’” musical revue celebrates show tunes before “Oklahoma.” 103 Beechtree Place in Davie County, intersection of I-40 and Farmington Road. www.broadwaysbest.biz or 336-575-4446.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Tintypes’ — May 1-18: The growing pains of a nation chronicled in a grand pageant of pre-World War I America, told in the words and music of the day. Rated G, $15/adults, $12/seniors and students. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord. 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
CAST presents ‘Angels in America’ — Through May 31: directed by Charles LaBorde and Thom Tonetti, CAST, 2424 N. Davidson St., Charlotte. $28 adults, $22 seniors, $18 for students for separate performances • Part I: Millennium Approaches, Wednesdays and Fridays, May 7-30 • Part II: Perestroika, Thursdays and Saturdays, May 8-31 • May 18 and 25, see both parts together with break between for dinner and discussion. Part I starts at 1 p.m., Part II at 7 p.m. www.nccast.com or 704-455-8542,
Salisbury Symphony is “Out of This World” — 7:30 p.m., Saturday: “Out of This World” pops concert, outer space music, Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College $22 (adults), $6 (students), $4 (8 & younger): Salisbury Symphony’s Pops Concert features an out-of-this-world theme with “heavenly” music! Three of Holst’s Planets, movie music from E.T. and Star Wars, TV music from Star Trek, and more. 704-637-4314, www.salisburypost.com
Free concert by New Southern Ramblers — 7:30 p.m. Friday: Charlotte Folk Society Gathering free concert featuring an old-time stringband from the mountains of North Carolina. In addition to lively dance tunes and traditional harmonies, audiences can expect flatfoot dancing, too. Doors open 7 p.m. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, www.folksociety.org
Wayne Henderson in Concert at Rowan Public Library — Doors 6:30 p.m., showshow 7 p.m., Thursday, May 15: Finger-picking bluegrass musician Wayne Henderson, free, Stanback Auditorium of Rowan Public Library Salisbury. Info at 704-216-8240. Part of the Cheerwine Music Hour concert series.
The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band presents — 7 p.m. Today: “Made in America,” final concert of the spring semester, music of American composers past and present, held at Jay M. Robinson High School, 300 Pitts School Road SW, Concord. Free.
The Tams in concert after Hauler Parade — Thursday, May 15: Concert at Union Street Live immediately after the final hauler exits downtown en route to Charlotte Motor Speedway. http://600festival.com/haulers-on-union and www.concorddowntown.com for details.
The Piedmont Choral Society performs masterworks — 7 p.m. Friday May 16 and 3 p.m. Sunday May 18: free concerts of favorite selections from masterworks at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. N., Concord. Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart along with American and modern day musicians. Receptions follow each concert. 704-699-6053 or email@example.com
The Concert Choir presents “Bach and the Boys!”— 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16: Free concert highlighting the works of J.S. Bach and composers influenced by him, showcasing classical and contemporary choral work including the zany work, “The Seasonings,” by P.D.Q. Bach. At St John’s Lutheran, 200 W. Innes St.
Peabo Bryson and Melba Moore in W-S — 8 p.m. June 7: Concert at Reynolds Memorial Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem. Tickets $39.50-59.50. Show info and no-fee tickets at reynoldsauditorium.com
‘We Will Rock You,’ the music of Queen — May 27-June 1: Hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton set in a future age where an alliance of rebel Bohemians waits to bring the power of rock back to the people. Tickets $20-$84.50. Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte. 704-372-1000 , www.blumenthalarts.org
Lee Street theatre’s 10 Minute Play Festival — May 8-10 and 15-17: 6th annual Original 10-Minute Play Festival, “Office Hours” Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org
‘Dr. Blockheart’s Family Practice’ at Spoken Space Theater — 7:30 p.m. May 9-10: Musical edutainment comedy. See details on page 2D.
Charlotte Squawks’ Tenth Edition — June 6-29: This musical parody has become a Charlotte tradition. Booth Playhouse, Blumenthal Performing Arts, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.blumenthalarts.org, www.carolinatix.org
Colin & Brad: The Two Man Group — June 13: Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood are masters of improvisational comedy from “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Prices start $29.50. Knight Center, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte. 704-372-1000, www.blumenthalarts.org
Simple Living Festival — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday May 10: Dan Nicholas Park,6800 Bringle Ferry Road, see article page 7D . www.dannicholas.net or 704.216.7819
Historic Gold Hill Gold Rush Days — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday May 10: Artists, crafters, quilters, also gold panning, live music, silent auction, food, fun. 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill, www.goldhillnc.com
Second annual Rowan County May Fest — May 14-18: Inners Shows provides the Midway along with No Joes Circus/Petting Zoo • Fireworks Wednesday-Thursday May 14-15 • Rowan’s Got Talent Show preliminaries Wednesday-Friday May 14-15-16 • Finals on May 17 • Craft show May 17 • Rides May 14-18: Wednesday-Friday rides open at 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. Arm bands available each day. Rowan County Fairgrounds, Julian Road.
11th annual Cleveland Spring Festival —noon to 9 p.m., Saturday, May 17: Memorial Day Tribute at Cleveland Town Park. Opening ceremony 11:30 a.m., rides start at noon, fireworks 9:15 p.m. Other events include crafts, vendors, concessions, rides, entertainment, music. Info at 704-278-4777 or 704-278-2286.
Let’s Get Connected Day — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday May 17: 11th annual multicultural celebration, music by East Rowan band ensembles and Granite Quarry Strings. Prayer Circle dedicating 8th Peace Pole. Free hot dog lunch by Food Lion and Cheerwine. Held at Granite Lake Park. 500 N Salisbury Ave.
Historic Bost Mills’ Heritage Day — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, May 17: Handmade arts and crafts, modern day goods, food, kids’ activities, more. Free admission. 4701 Hwy 200, Concord. 704-782-1600, www.bostgristmill.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Riot In The Pasture at Morgan Ridge Vineyards — Sunday, May 18: “Bread Riot” 2014, featuring Farm-to-Fork dinner prepared by Chef Jason, local musicians and entertainment, children’s activities, tour of the Vineyard. $25 adults ($35 at the door if available) $10 children. Cash tickets available at MRV or at www.breadriot.org
JC Price Post 107 Memorial Week celebration — May 23-31: Dedicated to the memory of Officer Mark Hunter. Held at 1433 Wilkesboro Road. Rides, music, services. Call 704-636-2950 for schedule and details.
Fiddler’s Grove Ole Time Fiddler’s and Bluegrass Festival — May 23-25: 90th annual event with competition, performances, workshops, jamming. Ticket, lineup and camping info at www.fiddlersgrove.com or email@example.com or 704-682-1350. 1819 West Memorial Hwy., Union Grove.
Ricky Traywick at HillTop Community Carnival — 4-7 p.m., Saturday, May 31: Entertainment, food, games and 7 p.m. concert featuring Ricky Traywick, older brother of Randy Travis. All free. Stallings Memorial Baptist Church, 817 South Main St.
108th Anniversary Nazareth Children’s Home — 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.Saturday June 7: breakfast 7 a.m. Attention: If you have ever lived at Nazareth Children’s Home you are an alumnus and are invited to meet with our Nazareth Family Group at the gazebo at 11 a.m.
19th annual Juneteenth Festival — 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, June 14: Held at Kelsey Park, 1920 Old Wilkesboro Road. Free day of family fun; food and merchandise vendors on site. Proceeds go to the annual back to school event sponsored by Vashti Chapter #122 and King Ahauserus #127.
Rowan Museum History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 13: NC/US Interstate Highway System, Walter Turner • June 10: Show and Share. Light refreshments; free. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St.
Gold panning at Reed Gold Mine — through October 31, weather permitting. Tickets are $3 per pan. Reed is open Tuesday through Saturday 9am – 5pm. For more information call 704-721-4653.
Living History at Historic Latta Plantation — • Homeschool Farm Kids Workshop, May 13, pre-registration required • Homeschool Cooking Workshop, May 20, pre-registration required • Homeschool Everything Bees Workshop, May 27, pre-registration required. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312, www.lattaplantation.org
Spring Night Out — 5-9 p.m. Friday: Family fun in Downtown Salisbury, shops stay open late, live music, trolley rides, horse and carriage rides, activities in the Kids Zone includes Magic by Glen, face painting. www.downtownsalisburync.com/
Salisbury Ghost Walk — Friday-Saturday: Join “Boo” and the gang for a walk around downtown Salisbury to hear tales of how in the 1800s Salisbury earned the reputation as the “wettest and wickedest” town in the state. hear tales of hauntings from days gone by. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight: some tales come to life via present day hauntings. Adults $10, students $5. Reservations recomended at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-798-3102.
Star party hosted by Astronomical Society of Rowan — 5-9 p.m. Saturday. Held at Carolina Mall, Concord. In association with the National Astronomy Day Spring Event. Rain date May 17. Info: Ralph and Alice Deal 704-855-1591 or 704-857-2788.
David Freeze book signing at the Y — 1 p.m. Tuesday May 13: Hear about David’s bicycle trip across the country. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Meet author Dr. Tim W. Vanderburg — 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, May 13: The Friends of the Kannapolis Library will feature Dr. Tim W. Vanderburg, author of “Cannon Mills and Kannapolis: Persistent Paternalism in a Textile Town” at the Spring Author Luncheon.at The Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis Tickets $20, 704-920-1180.
Historical bicycle exhibit at Rockwell Museum — Through May: Salisbury resident Buddy Farnan’s “HighWheeler” collection of historic bicycles from 1864 through 1895 on display at the Rockwell Museum in celebration of National Bicycle Month, the largest private traveling collection of antique and unusual bicycles in the United States. 6-8 p.m. weekdays, noon-6 p.m. Saturdays.
Free health events open to the public at the Y — • 1 p.m. May 15: Living will/health care power of attorney, notaries available to finish documents, MUST register at 704-636-0111 or 704-637-7645 • 1-6 p.m. May 27: American Red Cross blood drive • 12:15 p.m. May 28: Home Instead presents“Stepping Stones” plus covered dish lunch. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.
Haulers parade in downtown Concord — 6 p.m. Thursday May 15: more than 40 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series haulers make their way down Union Street, live concert by The Tams at Union Street Live begins immediately after the final hauler exits en route to Charlotte Motor Speedway. http://www.concorddowntown.com
Rowan Rose Society annual Rose Show — Saturday-Sunday May 17-18: Area rose growers are invited to enter roses between 6:30 and 10 a.m. on Saturday. Show will feature hundreds of roses of all kinds as well as rose arrangements. Held at West End Plaza (former Salisbury Mall). Information: Clyde Harriss, 704-633-7024.
Planetarium Laser Show “Laser Retro” — Shows at 5 and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 17: A tribute to the great anthems of the 1980s featuring the Police, Duran Duran, Icicle Works, Depeche Mode, others. Audience is invited to wear tasteful ‘80s Retro attire. $3 adults, $2 12 and under. Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle, park and enter in the back from Lilly Avenue. Horizons Unlimited, 704-639-3004.
Asian Heritage Month — 10:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday May 17: NC Rowan County Anime Group celebrates Asian Heritage Month. Conference room of Rowan County Public Library South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. Free, open to the public, for all ages.
Book launch of “Icy Shadows” — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., May 24: Long-time Salisbury resident Rob Robertson book signing at Just the Thing & The Literary Bookpost, S. Main St.
Concord Library events — • Creators of Cool – Side-Splitting Jokes, May 13 at 4 p.m. for ages 7-12; 704-920-2058 • Book+ for Teens, May 17 at 2 p.m. Registration requested at 704-920-2053 • League of Extraordinary Legos, May 20 at 4:30 p.m. for ages 4-12. 704-920-2058 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook
Cabarrus Arena events — 4751 Highway 49 N. Concord, 704-920-3976 • May 17 Roller Derby: B Kannapolis Roller Girls • June 7 NAGA Grappling Competition • July 12 – 13 Concord Gun & Knife Show.
Country Fun Jubilee — Noon-6 p.m. Saturday May 17: Hotdogs and hamburgers for sale. Soft ball game, corn hole, goat pellet bingo, music, dish toss, cake walk. Proceeds go to community food and clothing closet. Held at Organ Church, 1515 Organ Church Road.
ACH car, truck, motorcycle show — 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, May 17: Registration 8 a.m.-noon, held at American Children’s Home, 3844 NC Hwy 8, Lexington, proceeds benefit ACH. 336-357-7126, www.ach-nc.org or e-mail email@example.com
Warrior Golf Club’s inaugural 5k run/walk, fun run — Sunday, May 25: HELP (Hope Empowers Local People) Challenge, 5k run/walk, fun run, 890 Lake Wright Road, China Grove, 704-856-0871. All proceeds go to the family of Marco Kauffman.
PPT’s ‘Night on the Stage’ fundraiser — May 30-31: Starring four-time Tony nominee Gregg Edelman. Exclusive event, very limited seating. Call 704-633-5471. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. PiedmontPlayers.com
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • Friday Night Bluegrass 6:30 p.m. with Sasparilla. 704-278-4070.
DJAaronS with the best of the old and the new — 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday May 11: Mothers Day/Taurus Affair at JC Price Post 107, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road, $5 admission, dress code enforced, security, adults only.
Danny Franklin plays live — 8-11 p.m. June 6 and July 12: at Brew, corner of Main St. and Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis. Acoustic hits of the last 50 years.
Go Burrito, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Mondays: Game night • 9 p.m. Wednesdays: Karaoke night • Thursdays: Trivia night, form teams, win prizes. www.facebook.com/GoBurrito
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • 8 p.m. Saturday: Live music with Selfless Sunday • Set Free Church meets 5 p.m. Saturdays. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open Bluegrass jam for acoustic musicians. Historic Village of Gold Hill, Facebook, 704-267-9439, www.themontgomerystore.com
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • Saturday: Darrell Harwood • Mondays $1 day • Tuesdays Free pool • Wednesdays Open mic with the Twin City Buskers • Thursdays Deejay Cherokee • Fridays free jukebox. 704-762-9990, www.nashvillenightsnc.com
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — • 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday: Karaoke • 6 p.m. Tuesday: Cruise-in • 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday-Saturday: Karaoke. 704-642-0050.
TJ’s, 2675 Providence Church Road — 9 p.m. until, Saturday: Urban Cowboy Night with Locked & Loaded. Come dressed as your best Bud or Sissy and win a prize. Thursdays-Saturdays 4 p.m. until. www.highrocklakerestaurant.com
Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — • Live Music Friday-Saturday • Magic Mondays 6-8 p.m. with magician Glen Yost • Bike Night Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. • 704-633-3750, www.facebook.com/unclebucksgrub
Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. tonight: Mystery Brewing Beer Tasting. A selection of six beers from Mystery Brewing of Hillsborough. $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday: Spanish Wines from the Portfolio of importer Juan Carlos, presented by Andrew Alley of 17th Street Distributing. $5/person. 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.salisburywineshop.com
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — May 9-11: NC’s 100th winery celebrates Mother’s Day wtih free wine tasting for Mother (with purchase of a wine tasting). Tasting room open Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p. Wine tastings $8 per person with a selection of eight wines for tastings. Also juices, non-alcohol ciders, food products, gift items. 704-636-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, www.caublecreekvineyard.com
PPT youth theatre “High School Musical” audition workshop — 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. Saturday: Effective audition techniques specifically geared towards PPT’s upcoming youth production of Disney’s “High School Musical,” only 25 spots available, $40, instructor Gwen Matthews. 704-633-5471 to sign up. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. PiedmontPlayers.com
Wine Down and Create — 6-8 p.m. Fridays: Painting for fun with Patt Legg and Carol Dunkley, $25/session; easels, paint, brushes, aprons provided. Green Goat Gallery, Main Street in Spencer. Pinocchio’s Restaurant next door. Reservation required at Patt 704-762-9647 or Carol 704-636-0633.
Card making at the Y — • 1-3 p.m., May 19 • 6-8 p.m. May 15 • Make six cards /$10, open to the public, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Learn how to carve a spoon — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., choose from Saturdays May 24, Aug. 23, Oct. 18: Must be at least 14, age 14-18 must have prearranged agreement with instructor. Advance registration required, $40 per participant per day. Held at River Pines Art in The Little Log Cabin, Gold Hill. Register at email@example.com or 704-279-9087.
Ballet, tap, pointe, jazz, modern, hip hop, acrobatics — For ages 2-1/2 to 102, Steppin’ Out Dance Company. Stress free, fun, friendly environment. 704-637-1222, www.stepoutdance.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Relaxation — 7-8 p.m. Mondays: Music relaxation classes by Dean Quick Music Therapy Services at Artmesia Artworks & Yoga Studio, 323 W. Harrison St. Free introductory class begins with brief introduction, followed by relaxation experience, ending with Q&A. Reservations required at 704-798-3203, maximum class size 12. Dean Quick is a board certified music therapist in private practice living in Salisbury.
Monotype Printmaking Workshop at Waterworks — 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday May 17: Approach monoprinting in a fun, unique way. No experience necessary.All skill levels welcome. $50 (members $40). Register at www.waterworks.org or 704-636-1882. 123 E. Liberty St.
Susan Crouch watercolor workshop — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 21-23: Requires some experience and basic watercolor skills. $215 for three days. Held at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409 N. Lee St., contact Marietta Smith 704-431-8964 or email@example.com
Free online courses through RPL — Learn4Life high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. New sessions of six-week courses start monthly. Enroll at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org and click Online Tools, or call 704-216-8243.
Free Bible lessons — 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 17: Is the Bible scientifically accurate; what makes it unique; is it still practical for our day; what does it say about our future; what is its message; how can it help us with our family life; how can it help me find true happiness. These topics and more covered, bring your own Bible. Downstairs conference room of RPL Rockwell Branch (not sponsored by RPL).
Salisbury Art Station — 4-6 p.m. ongoing weekly classes: Instructors share historical, technical, conceptual aspects of art; foster manual dexterity, motivation, problem-solving, healthy communication. $25 per class. Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. for ages 5-7 • Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. for ages 7 and up • Thursdays 4-6 p.m. for ages 7 and up. 704-754-0853 or firstname.lastname@example.org 215 Depot Street, 704-754-0853
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times. Liese Sadler, 215-300-4369, livethreadstudio@ gmail.com
Open knit at Tranqwool/Green Goat — TranqWool’s open Knit Night Thursdays 6-8 p.m. • Pilates by Karen on site • Sunday 1-6 p.m., Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday closed, Thursday- Friday-Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. then 5-8 p.m. TranqWool Knitting Provisions, Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer 704-431-4527, www.tranqwoolknittingprovisions.com
Painting with Patt — Adult oil painting classes, ongoing, pay as you go. Tuesday classes 1-3 p.m., Wednesday classes 6-8 p.m. at the artist’s bungalow studio. Call for info or to sign up. Class size limited to four. Patt Legg, 704-232-6000, 704-762-9647, www.pattlegg.net
Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, taught by artist Robert Toth: introduction to drawing, pastel and sculpture. $10 per two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.
Zumba fitness — • 5:30 p.m., Mondays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714 • 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Baptist Church of Salisbury, old YMCA gym on Fulton St. • 6 p.m. Thursdays, $3 per person, St. Matthews Church Salisbury • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA’s aqua zumba, 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Piedmont Singles — 6:15 p.m. Fridays. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
New Beginnings Singles Club of Lake Norman — 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays: social group of singles over 50, Captain’s Galley Restaurant in Mooresville. Visitors welcome. 704-677-2331.
PPT youth: “High School Musical” — By appointment only, 4 and 5 p.m., May 19-20: 25 spots per time slot. Held at the Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Call 704-633-5471 to sign up. www.PiedmontPlayers.com
PPT’s “Look Homeward, Angel” — 7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, June 3-4: Final show of the season, Pulitzer Prize winning story by Thomas Wolfe, performance dates July 24-Aug. 2. Part of summer swap: held at Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.com
Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — May 9: Reception in collaboration with Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery, significant historical and contemporary “outsider” art. Lower level of Haven Lutheran Church, http://faithart.org/
The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — Connie Loflin Peninger; also on exhibit, Betty Sedberry. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Tuesday and Saturday, 704-633-1246.
Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — “Celebration of Spring,” new paintings by Phyllis Steimel and Mark Brincefield. Monday/Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Through June 28: The Campagna Society of Artists presents Spring exhibition“Colore Naturale,” a Rail Walk Gallery Spring Exhibition. Free, open to the public. Gallery hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment, Historic Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — Mosaics in the Garden, sculptures by Jeannette Brossart, Stanback Sensory Garden • Rowan-Salisbury High School Exhibition, rotating exhibit “Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists,” through May 17. Gallery hours Monday-Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org
Cabarrus Art Guild reception — 2-4 p.m., May 18: Annual judged art show features 2D art, 3D visual art, photography, digital altered photography, fiber art. Cash prizes awarded at the reception,. Guild Gallery on 11 Union St. (lower level), Concord..
JC Price annual Memorial Week celebration — May 23-31: Single $175; double $300; shelter $300 for 11 days. Contact Comrade Abe Daniels 704-640-1893. Held at JC Price American Legion Post 107, 1433 Wilkesboro Road.
19th annual Juneteenth festival — 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, June 14: Held at Kelsey Park, 1920 Old Wilkesboro Road. Food or merchandise vendors, $60. Questions: Connie Campbell 704-957-8125 or Jill Burch 704-267-2567.
Jersey City Neighborhood 10th annual reunion — July 12: Held in memory of David Campbell. Free vendor space for info and merchandise. Call Marvin Shaw 704-202-3952, Sherry Hawthorne 704-499-1197.
Fourth annual Biker Blues BBQ Rally — Sept. 19-20: Annual event at Tilley Harley Davidson of Salisbury reaches thousands of people. Contact Gary Moss 704-638-6044 or visit www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com
Old Courthouse Theatre’s second annual 10 minute play writing contest — Submission deadline June 9: Theme “Thrift Shop.” Open call for original scripts from residents of North and South Carolina. Complete details/rules of entry at www.oldcourthousetheatre.org or 704 788-2405. 49 Spring St. NW, Concord.
Faith Idol competition — Faith Idol competition age categories: 12 and under, 13-18 (junior), 19 and up (adult). This event is held during the Faith Fourth of July celebration. Registration fee $10. Call Sylvia or Pam at 704-279-2256 for information or to enter. Deadline June 21.
19th annual Juneteenth festival — 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, June 14: Held at Kelsey Park, 1920 Old Wilkesboro Road. Musicians, performers apply to Connie Campbell 704-957-8125 or Jill Burch 704-267-2567.
Jersey City Neighborhood 10th annual reunion — July 12: Held in memory of David Campbell. Talent and entertainment applications accepted. Call Marvin Shaw 704-202-3952, Sherry Hawthorne 704-499-1197.
Faith 4th of July Parade — Deadline for parade entry June 23. Form available at http://www.faithnc.com/ For Faith Idol entry information, see Call for Performers.
Gallery Gallop, a Downtown gallery crawl — 5-8 p.m. June 6: held during downtown Salisbury’s First Friday, an opportunity for artists to feature and sell works throughout downtown in front of merchants. Also looking for live art demonstrations. Deadline May 16, contact project coordinator Mollie Ruf at mollie@visitsa isburync.com or 704-637-7814.
2014 “Faces Of Trinity Living” portrait exhibit — Deadline Aug. 8 for exhibit at Waterworks beginning Sept. 17, opening reception Sept. 25. Artists may work in their medium of choice. To participate call 704-637-3940 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
29th annual Caldwell Arts Sculpture Celebration — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6: Lenoir’s annual event. Registration open to any 3-D artist. Details at www.caldwellarts.com
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